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jake cleland

Bog Oak and Copper Gralloching Knife

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Just finished this up. Clay hardened 1095, carved bog oak handle, sculpted copper ferrule and pin, leather pouch sheath ('Gralloch' is the Gaelic word for field dressing a deer...).

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let me know what you think...

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My favourite part out of everything I like about this knife, the transition from the cutting edge to the handle.......might have to slightly steal that some day ;)

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Saw this on Facebook, and I love it.  I love your style of knives Jake.

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I really like the file work on the spine.  Simple, but not too subtle.

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Nice one Jake. Is the sheath design embossed or carved?

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Lovely ensemble Jake...

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Excellent. I love that one.

Do you water quench your clayed blades?

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Another fabulous job man ........B)

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Thanks guys. Charlses, the sheath is just tooled with a bone folder (polished bone tool which marks the wet leather cleanly without cutting or tearing). Don, I only water quench Japanese style blades (and the occasional seax) - I generally make knives about 1/8th thick or less these days, and they tend to through harden in water without a lot of arsing about, plus I tend to prefer the more regular hamon produced by a fairly slow oil for most things...

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